Writing

How trying to be a ‘plotter’ nearly ruined my writing…

Plotting the novel In 2018, I entered the Richell Prize (yes I’m blaming you!) for my current WIP. At the start of last year, I wrote the first 25,000 words and since I’d entered my other manuscript in every other award the year before I decided I’d give it a go. This is the first… Continue reading How trying to be a ‘plotter’ nearly ruined my writing…

Writing

Getting back to basics: The benefits of writing by hand

A new year, a new plan.  Last year, I had a big goal in regards to my writing career. This year, I just want to stay on track, write regularly and keep moving forward. In recent months, the thought of sitting at my keyboard and having to produce a word count felt utterly overwhelming. The more… Continue reading Getting back to basics: The benefits of writing by hand

Top 5, Writing

Reflections and Projections: One writer’s​ highs and lows of 2018

It's that time of year when we inevitably begin to reflect on the last twelve months and begin to think about how we'd like the next 12 months to pan out. For me, 2018 has been a year of highs and lows. The first half of the year saw me make much progress in my… Continue reading Reflections and Projections: One writer’s​ highs and lows of 2018

Author Interviews, Literary Agents, publishing, Writing

Ben Hobson: How I Got An Agent

"I found that, after so many years of butting my head up against publishing shut-doors, that I’d started to change my voice to suit some ephemeral, unknowable audience. I was trying to write how I thought people wanted me to, in contrast to my actual voice."- Ben Hobson

Writing

I have one goal for 2018

I have one writing-related goal for 2018: Get an agent.  I know, it’s February, and i’m a little late to the new years' resolution bandwagon, but i required some thinking time to come up with a plan for the year ahead. When it comes down to it, my overall goal is much the same as… Continue reading I have one goal for 2018